My kitchen has been silent.
It’s pretty much a ghost town in there. You would think it would stay clean, though!
But no, it seems that when I am in a non-cooking phase it’s actually more cluttered because I am not there regularly to tidy up the debris that seems to pile up.
I started college this week, my first time back in school in 15 years.
Plus we are having some of the busiest weeks of the year for the pyro company.
On top of that, everyone in the house seems to be flirting with a cold virus.
Nothing major has developed and we are trying to keep it that way!
So I have plenty of excuses.
But who doesn’t? It’s a matter of priorities.
We have fallen into the terrible habit of eating out most meals.
That means I’m not well stocked up on basic items to make dinners at home.
Which makes it easy on a busy to day just throw in the towel and head for the restaurant.
Who has the time to run to the grocery store, which would be necessary for almost any meal I would make?
It’s a vicious cycle.
But I have stocked up on the necessities and even frozen some easy meals that just need reheating.
Now it’s a matter of getting back into the habit of cooking.
I never realized how cooking is a behavior that needs to be reinforced.
Before, I just automatically had a dinner plan in mind from early in the day, if not days ahead.
Now, it sneaks up on me and without a game plan, I find the car keys appearing in my hand.
So I have the infrastructure in place.
It’s time to just do it! They say it takes about 21 days to turn a behavior into a habit.
For the next three weeks, I’m going to make an effort to cook at home at least 5 nights a week.
The other two nights, we can still go out.
If we didn’t, I think our “regular” restaurants would send out a search party!!!